FX Artist, Lead
The FX Lead will oversee and provide continuity for a team of FX artists who will be designing and implementing a variety of fx elements, ranging from particle simulations and fluid solves to rigid body dynamics and other fx techniques.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Lead an FX crew to deliver per the productions goals and expectations.
Design and create images, elements and effects.
Assist with coding and providing support and documentation for tools created.
Solid understanding of Houdini and hscripts.
Develop FX systems and use previously developed FX Systems.
Work with a range of departments to achieve goals.
Multi-task on multiple shots and be willing to answer questions and mentor other artists.
Stay informed of current technologies and attempt to implement them effectively.
Education, Experience, and Skills Required
6 + years of experience involving simulations of natural phenomenon, particle systems, procedural modeling, procedural animation, hard and soft body dynamics and other similar effects.
Experience with high-end 3D software - Houdini required, Maya a plus. Must have strong visual and technical skills .
Ability to work collaboratively in a production environment.
Experience writing scripts (hscripts, Python) and/or programming is necessary.
An understanding of physical dynamics and natural phenomena is key.
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